The Lyric Live Theater will open its 2019 season with a performance by local musician, Greg Story.
Lyric Live Theater's opening night is also a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the theater that was built in 1919. The theater was built as a movie theater in the silent film era., but from its earliest days, live shows were also performed on its stage. The theater has changed a little over the years, but still has the look and feel of an old time vaudeville theater.
Greg Story is a versatile musician and song writer, who plays a variety of instruments including guitar, slide guitar, banjo, harmonica and hammered dulcimer. His musical style doesn’t fit smoothly into any single musical genre, but is probably best described as folk music with an emphasis on fast finger picking. Whatever it is, it’s a lot easier to listen to than to describe.
The Lyric Live Theater is located at 117 First Street, right across the street from the railroad tracks in downtown Newburg, Mo., less than a ten minute drive from Rolla. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m., on Saturday, April 13. Admission to the show is free, with donations to the theater gratefully accepted. Part of the unique experience of the Lyric Live Theater is the short walk down the street to the Houston House for treats and socializing during intermission, before returning to the theater for the second half of the show.
If you’ve missed out on the Lyric Live Theater for the last 100 years, then this would be a perfect time to come get acquainted and enjoy a relaxing evening. And if you’re a regular guest, then come help celebrate the 100-year milestone and the start of the next hundred years of the theater. Visit the Lyric Live Theater website, to see the lineup and dates for this year’s season.